Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature

Rachel Carson s Silent Spring, published in 1962, did than any other single publication to alert the world to the hazards of environmental poisoning and to inspire a powerful social movement that would alter the course of American history This definitive, long overdue biography shows how Carson, already a famous nature writer, became a reluctant reformer It is a comRachel Carson s Silent Spring, published in 1962, did than any other single publication to alert the world to the hazards of environmental poisoning and to inspire a powerful social movement that would alter the course of American history This definitive, long overdue biography shows how Carson, already a famous nature writer, became a reluctant reformer It is a compelling portrait of the determined woman behind the publicly shy but brilliant scientist and writer.
Rachel Carson Witness for Nature Rachel Carson s Silent Spring published in did than any other single publication to alert the world to the hazards of environmental poisoning and to inspire a powerful social movement that woul

  • Title: Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature
  • Author: Linda Lear
  • ISBN: 9780805034288
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rachel Carson Witness for Nature Linda Lear Rachel Carson Witness for Nature Linda Lear on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Rachel Carson s Silent Spring, published in , did than any other single publication to alert the world to the hazards of environmental poisoning and to inspire a powerful social movement that would alter the course of American history. Rachel Carson, The Life and Legacy Perhaps the finest nature writer of the Twentieth Century, Rachel Carson is remembered today as the woman who challenged the notion that humans could obtain mastery over nature by chemicals, bombs and space travel than for her studies of ocean life. Rachel Carson Rachel Louise Carson May , April , was an American marine biologist, author, and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. Carson began her career as an aquatic biologist in the U.S Bureau of Fisheries, and became a full time nature writer in the s. Rachel Carson, Biography Rachel Carson, writer, scientist, and ecologist, grew up simply in the rural river town of Springdale, Pennsylvania Her mother bequeathed to her a life long love of nature and the living world that Rachel expressed first as a writer and later as a student of marine biology. Rachel Carson Biography childhood, children, death Rachel Carson was an American biologist and writer whose book Silent Spring awakened the public to the dangers of pollution and its impact on the environment Because of her work, she is considered a pioneer in the modern environmental movement. Silent Spring Silent Spring is an environmental science book by Rachel Carson The book was published on September and it documented the adverse effects on the environment of the indiscriminate use of pesticides.Carson accused the chemical industry of spreading disinformation and public officials of accepting the industry s marketing claims unquestioningly. In the late s, Carson turned her Rachel Carson and the Awakening of Environmental Rachel Carson had always wanted to be a writer She was born in the small town of Springdale, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and had loved the natural world since childhood. Rachel Jeantel Explained, Linguistically TIME Rachel Jeantel Explained, Linguistically Trayvon Martin s friend and a key witness in the trial of George Zimmerman made a lot sense than you think Bedtime For Bonzo YouTube Prof Peter Boyd future President Ronald Reagan is engaged to brainy deans daughter Valerie But the Dean wants the engagement ended when he finds that Peters father was a crook. The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish Rachel hi I just happened to see this so glad your book club is getting into the spirit with food There s a suggested menu on my website hi I just happened to see this so glad your book club is getting into the spirit with food

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    1. I.d give it 3.5 stars. Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring and The Sea Around Us, was a brilliant scientist and beautiful writer. This book, while extensively documented, gives more than one needs or wants to know of Rachel's every move. The story could have been told in the half the 500 pages.

    2. I could only recommend this text to the most ardent of biography nuts. While I was pleased to learn more about one of the greats of environmentalism I could have done without so much detail. All the benefits of the biography are outweighed by the density of the text.

    3. I was simultaneously inspired and heartbroken while reading this book. What an amazing woman, and what a sexist era she lived in. I think people appreciate her more now. They'd better.

    4. Every Nature lover should read this book. What a great activist in a time when women scientists were limited in number as well as limited in power. I admire her strength and ambition. And if you haven't read Silent Spring, read it too. Much of what she wrote is still true today.

    5. When I first started reading Linda Lear's detailed descriptions of Carson's high school teachers, I thought it was going to be an exceedingly tedious and overly detailed biography. Nothing could be further from the truth. Lear has done excellent and thorough research (much like Carson did for Silent Spring, I would imagine) to bring us the life of Carson as a multi-faceted, interesting, and intelligent woman with a wide circle of friends and colleagues and a passion for the environment and writi [...]

    6. This book made me want to read Silent Spring more than before, considering just what it took for Ms. Carson to write it -- a long and grueling bout with the cancer that would eventually kill her. There were times when I was surprised by just how ill she was (various infections and other maladies due to a weakened immune system in addition to the cancer and radiation treatments themselves). Yet so many times she rallied again in order to finish the project and to have a little more time with her [...]

    7. The Biography i read was from Henry holt and co.New York "The Life of the Author of Silent Spring"by Linda Lear. isbn 0-8050 3427-7. A very moving biography of a great woman writer and scientist,whose life of hardship did not preventher from saving the ecology from the greed and insensitivity of the established order. Quote from the book: Albert Schweitzer "Modern man no longer knows how to forestall.He will end upby destroying the earth from which he and other living creatures draw their food." [...]

    8. I knew of Rachel Carson before I read this book – rather, I knew that she had written Silent Spring, which I knew was a defining book of the modern ecology movement. But reading Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature introduced me for the first time to Rachel Carson, the woman. And, as always when I am intrigued by a person, I want to read everything by her and about her – hence, the addition of all of Carson’s works to my reading list!

    9. I love the book. It is obvious that Linda Lear took a great deal of effort to undercover little known facts. It was like getting to know Rachel Carson-including her childhood, her tough time at Chatham and her time at Wood Hole. I was thrilled to hear that it was one of her senior managers who said, "This won't do-you need to edit this for Atlantic Monthly" and how Rachel would say that the boss was her first literary agent!!

    10. Linda Lear writes a sensitive and detailed account of Rachel Carson's personal and professional life.I recommend this book for anyone interested in our political and environmental history. "Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson brought the attention of the general public to the issues of environmental health.

    11. Just brilliant. Endearing and thorough. Would that this woman were able to stay with us for longer than she did. Compassionate, tough, factual and fiercely loving. A hero. A splendid human being.

    12. One of my favorite books of all time. Changed my life. Rachel Carson was a scientist who struggled for years to get published. Her road to publication is inspiring and heartfelt.

    13. I thought this book was quite engrossing but the strange typos in the kindle edition were so numerous that it was distracting.

    14. The text is quite a slog, but the volume of information is impressive at least, and truly heroic at best. A comprehensive chronicle of the life of one of the 20th century's most influential people.

    15. Informative, detailed accounting of Carson's life. Even more, Lear took the time to explain the biologist's personal life which was as tragic as it was world-altering.

    16. This wonderful biography was well-researched. After reading it, I immediately purchased Carson's earlier works to read again.

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